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Trump consier executive order - deporting immigrants if dependent on government assistance.

Source: Apnews

7:40 p.m.

President Donald Trump is considering an executive order that would target some immigrants for deportation if they become dependent on government assistance.

The Associated Press has obtained a copy of the draft order that calls for the identification and removal "as expeditiously as possible" of any legal immigrant who relies on certain kinds of public welfare benefits.

The order, if signed, would also focus the government's efforts on blocking immigrants who are likely to become reliant on government benefits.

The White House did not immediately comment.

Immigrants already must prove financial independence before they are allowed into the United States. The draft order signals the administration is considering not only cracking down on immigrants in the U.S. illegally, but also some living in country legally.

Read more: https://apnews.com/8c0b3e103fd044ad9cbb07e3275acf47/The-Latest:-House-aides-advised-on-Trump-immigration-order
Posted by factfinder_77 | Tue Jan 31, 2017, 12:11 AM (37 replies)

Monday Night Massacre - The start of a civil war.

I am scared
Posted by factfinder_77 | Mon Jan 30, 2017, 10:21 PM (4 replies)

Trups Muslim ban is an Putin/FSB oil price and market manipulation scheme in disguise

So what has Iraq, Iran, Syria, Somalia, Sudan, Libya, and Yemen in common ?

All of them, except Syria has huge untapped reserves of oil. Syrian territory on the other hand, could be used to deliver either Qatari or Iranian gas to Europe.

https://www.foreignaffairs.com/articles/syria/2015-10-14/putins-gas-attack

Most Americans have only heard about Somalia from the movie black hawk down or terror groups. But it’s a well hidden oil gem.
Somalia:
Exploration in Somalia began onshore in 1956. Following successes within the Yemeni Jurassic basins during the 1980s, a great deal of renewed interest was shown in the country. Tragically, the collapse of the government in 1991 ushered in a period where Somalia remained inaccessible to exploration companies for 25 years. During this time, the majority of Somalia’s legacy geological and geophysical data were lost or destroyed.

However, since the inauguration of the Federal Government of Somalia in 2012, the country has made significant advances towards political stability. As a small illustration of this progress, the installation of the country’s first ATM in Mogadishu in 2015 suggests that the country is finding stability and security and developing a new degree of civil society determined to bring peace, progress and foreign direct investment to the region.


http://www.geoexpro.com/articles/2016/05/offshore-somalia-east-africa-s-oil-frontier

Trumps move to ban “influx” from these selected Muslim countries, will, with the Russian stronghold in Syria, will prevent Qutar/Iranian gas to be exported to Europe, undermining Russian dominance.

It will also hinder exports from the Iraq, Iran, Syria, Sudan, Libya, and Yemen and make their markets access volatile.

Who’s to gain, Russia and Putin.



Posted by factfinder_77 | Mon Jan 30, 2017, 06:20 PM (7 replies)

Trump backs Bannon: The media is the opposition party

President Donald Trump agreed Friday with a top White House aide that the mainstream media is the “opposition party” to his administration.

“Yeah, I think the media’s the opposition party in many ways,” Trump told “The Brody File,” according to an excerpt released Friday afternoon.

http://www.politico.com/story/2017/01/donald-trump-steve-bannon-media-opposition-party-234280
Posted by factfinder_77 | Fri Jan 27, 2017, 09:55 PM (0 replies)

contenders for the 2020 GE election ?

https://www.bostonglobe.com/news/politics/2016/11/16/candidates-who-could-run-democrats-and-republicans/hxdFmFwXHg64rEEaIgKa9I/story.html



John Bel Edwards. If Democrats believe they need the “bubba vote” — a.k.a. white, working-class men — they could look to Edwards, who was elected last year as Louisiana’s governor. Edwards does have two problems, however, with the party’s base: He does not support abortion rights, and he’s a Second Amendment advocate.

Edwards would also run into the same bad timing that former governor Bobby Jindal faced: He would need to figure out how to seek reelection in Louisiana in 2019 and essentially run for president at the same time. Jindal passed on 2012 for this reason.

Bill de Blasio. The New York City mayor faces a 40 percent approval rating and, as a result, even odds of being reelected next year. But should he win a second term, he could be the big-city progressive that the Democratic party is seeking.

Cory Booker. The US senator from New Jersey is no longer the new kid on the block, but he is currently the best chance for America to have its next black president. What’s more, Booker’s avid social media use rivals that of Trump — except the Democrat uses Twitter to communicate with his constituents in a way that doesn’t make donors squirm.

Sherrod Brown. The Ohio senator is a beloved progressive who can win Ohio. His four statewide victories in the Buckeye State were just a few reasons he made Clinton’s short list for VP. Another? He was a populist before most Democrats.

Julian Castro. The secretary of housing and urban development and former San Antonio mayor gained national attention when he was selected to give the keynote address at the 2012 Democratic National Convention. And now that he’s out of office again, why wouldn’t he run?

Andrew Cuomo. It’s hard to name a New York governor who did not fancy himself a potential presidential candidate. But Cuomo appeared to be politically boxed out in 2016 with Clinton, a fellow New Yorker, running for a second time. Now he has a free shot if he wants it.

Russ Feingold. The former US senator from Wisconsin has lost his last two races, which means he’s still a liberal firebrand with nothing left to lose. Should he run, it would not be unlike former senator Rick Santorum’s bid in 2012. Santorum lost reelection to the Senate six years prior, but then he came back to win the Iowa caucuses. So why not?

Tulsi Gabbard. At the peak of the primary, the US representative from Hawaii resigned as vice chairman of the Democratic National Committee to endorse Bernie Sanders. Her candidacy might be welcomed by Sanders supporters who believed he would have done better in a general election than Clinton. She is also a combat veteran and the first Hindu member of Congress.

Kamala Harris. California’s attorney general became this week the second black woman ever elected to the Senate. (Her mother immigrated from India, and her father is Jamaican-American.) She comes in with a lot of expectations, and some progressives have labeled her “the next Obama.” But so far, it’s unclear whether she would aggressively run for president in her first term.

Tim Kaine. Clinton’s running mate will not inherit all of her organization, but the US senator from Virginia will have a head start over the competition. He also knows something about running a national campaign from his time as DNC chairman under Obama. But before he builds a national bid, Kaine will need to seek and win reelection in 2018.

Amy Klobuchar. A former county prosecutor, the senator from Minnesota has already been a frequent guest in Iowa and New Hampshire.

Joe Manchin. Manchin, currently a US senator from West Virginia, is a former governor as well. He’s now one of the few centrists in the Senate, which could be a problem for the Democratic Party’s left wing if he were to run. But Manchin has consistently won as a Democrat in a state full of white, working-class voters who have made a hard right turn over the last decade.

Thomas Perez. President Obama’s secretary of labor may be seeking to increase his national stature after this administration. He was once on the short list of Hillary Clinton’s vice presidential picks and has expressed interest in running for chairman of the Democratic National Committee. Most importantly, now that he’s out of office, he has nothing to lose by running for president in 2020 — and likely would only raise his profile in the process.

Bernie Sanders. Sanders raised more money from small donors that anyone ever to run for president. He also won 23 states in the Democratic primary — especially remarkable given he was running against Clinton and he wasn’t even a Democrat. The downside: Sanders will be 79 on Election Day four years from now.

Tom Steyer. The billionaire San Francisco environmentalist spent big money on his super PAC in the 2014 and 2016 elections and came up with no big points on the board. But during those cycles, he often acted like a candidate more than a donor, making enough public appearances that some in California believe he could run for governor in 2018. Regardless, he could decide to make the leap in 2020 to ensure his top issue, climate change, gets covered.

Jon Tester. If any Democrat has the “bubba” persona, it’s Tester. The US senator hails from from Montana, where he still keeps his farm. But while his 2016 tenure as chairman of the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee probably bolstered his Rolodex of party donors, his record there did not: Democrats came up short of winning enough seats to take control of the Senate.

Elizabeth Warren. The US senator from Massachusetts has not even announced whether she would run for reelection in 2018 — much less disclose her plans for 2020. At the moment, Warren represents the populist soul of the Democratic Party. But four years from now? Someone else could be the shiny new object of the party’s dreams.

Tom Wolf. The Pennsylvanian doesn’t have the best approval rating (44 percent), but he does answer the question of how Democrats can win back the Keystone State.
Posted by factfinder_77 | Tue Jan 24, 2017, 05:36 AM (22 replies)

Trumps fucks NAFTA: Mexico,Canada buy more than 1/3 of goods export, supports 14 million jobs,

President Donald Trump said Sunday he will begin renegotiating the North American Free Trade Agreement when he meets with the leaders of Canada and Mexico.

A central promise of Trump's campaign was that he would revamp the 23-year-old trade pact.


http://edition.cnn.com/2017/01/22/politics/trump-renegotiate-nafta/

NAFTA has areas it could improve upon, regards to labor and environmental rules that is. But in Trumps perverted world view, the agreement has a negative impact on US job numbers.

What the fuck is wrong with him..sorry for my rude language...
Oh..the alternative facts:

https://www.uschamber.com/report/nafta-triumphant-assessing-two-decades-gains-trade-growth-and-jobs

With a two-decade record to examine, it’s plain the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) has generated substantial new opportunities for U.S. workers, farmers, consumers, and businesses.
Since NAFTA entered into force in 1994, trade with Canada and Mexico has nearly quadrupled to $1.3 trillion, and the two countries buy more than one-third of U.S. merchandise exports.
Trade with Canada and Mexico supports nearly 14 million U.S. jobs, and nearly 5 million of these net jobs are supported by the increase in trade generated by NAFTA, according to a comprehensive economic study commissioned by the U.S. Chamber.
The expansion of trade unleashed by NAFTA supports tens of thousands of jobs in each of the 50 states—and more than 100,000 jobs in each of 17 states.
NAFTA has been a boon to the competitiveness of U.S. manufacturers, which added more than 800,000 jobs in the four years after NAFTA entered into force. Canadians and Mexicans purchased $487 billion of U.S. manufactured goods in 2014, generating nearly $40,000 in export revenue for every American factory worker.
NAFTA has been a bonanza for U.S. farmers and ranchers, helping U.S. agricultural exports to Canada and Mexico to increase by 350%.
With new market access and clearer rules afforded by NAFTA, U.S. services exports to Canada and Mexico have tripled, rising from $27 billion in 1993 to $92 billion in 2014.
Canada and Mexico are the top two export destinations for U.S. small and medium-size enterprises, more than 126,000 of which sold their goods and services in Canada and Mexico in 2013.
Posted by factfinder_77 | Sun Jan 22, 2017, 09:13 PM (12 replies)

Ironic fact :"Rural Americans More Likely to Fall into Medicaid Coverage Gap and Lack Insurance

A recent analysis by the Kaiser Family Foundation showed that, compared to Americans who live in cities, rural Americans* are poorer and more likely to have jobs that don’t offer health insurance. The analysis, which is based on Census Bureau data, found that rural Americans are more likely to fall into what is called the Medicaid “coverage gap”—they have been left without affordable health insurance options because their state chose not to expand Medicaid to more low-income people.

Compared to those who live in cities, more rural Americans are poor

About 75 percent of rural Americans have incomes low enough to qualify for financial help for coverage in the health insurance marketplaces. And of those 75 percent, one third have incomes that are even lower—they fall below the federal poverty level ($19,790 for a family of three in 2014).

By comparison, about 64 percent of urban Americans have incomes that are low enough to get financial help to pay for marketplace coverage, and 21 percent of those have incomes below the federal poverty level.

http://familiesusa.org/blog/2014/06/rural-americans-more-likely-fall-medicaid-coverage-gap-and-lack-health-insurance
Posted by factfinder_77 | Sun Jan 22, 2017, 01:56 PM (4 replies)

Canadians traveling to inauguration or womens march turned away at U.S. border

http://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-inauguration-canada-idUSKBN1542UD

Several Canadians traveling to attend either the inauguration of Donald Trump as president of the United States or a march planned for Saturday in Washington were turned away at the border by U.S. officials.

Relations between Canada and the United States are under scrutiny following the election of Trump, who has vowed to put "America first" and renegotiate a trade agreement with Mexico and Canada.

"It seems to me that they just weren't interested in having us in the country for the inauguration," said Sasha Dyck, a 34-year-old nurse from Montreal.

Dyck was car-pooling with five other Canadians and two French nationals on Thursday who were held for two hours at the Lacolle border crossing where they were searched, made to unlock their mobile phones and ultimately denied entry.

"I hope it doesn't represent a closing down or a firming up of the border, or of mentalities south of the border," Dyck said, adding that he was high-fived by U.S. border officials when he traveled south for Barack Obama's inauguration.

Joseph Decunha, a 20-year-old physics student at McGill University in Montreal, was also turned back at the Lacolle crossing between Quebec and New York state after being asked specifically if he, his partner and a friend supported or opposed Trump.

"We were forthcoming and explained we were quite vehemently anti-(Trump)," he said.

U.S. Customs and Border Protection said in an emailed statement that it was not at liberty to discuss individual cases.
Posted by factfinder_77 | Sun Jan 22, 2017, 02:05 AM (3 replies)

Trump at CIA: Should Have Taken Iraq's Oil - "Maybe We'll Have Another Chance" - WTF does he mean ?

Posted by factfinder_77 | Sun Jan 22, 2017, 01:48 AM (17 replies)

CNN: In front of fallen CIA memorial wall - Trump never acknowledged the fallen heroes

And then mocking the press...

Posted by factfinder_77 | Sat Jan 21, 2017, 11:26 PM (15 replies)
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